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Benchmark Results: PCMark 7

Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) And X79 Platform Preview

Futuremark’s PCMark 7 whitepaper makes no mention of the benchmark’s thread optimization. Given that the Core i7-2600K outmaneuvers both the Core i7-3960X and Core i7-990X in all but one test, however, it’s pretty safe to assume we’re dealing with a metric predominantly limited to four threads.

The notable exception is the Computation test, composed of video transcoding (downscaling and high-quality) and image manipulation. There, the new Sandy Bridge-E part exhibits a notable advantage over Sandy Bridge, which in turn bests the Gulftown part.

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